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How a My Aged Care service provider can help you remain living in your home

My aged care service provider

The main goal of receiving home care is to allow you to live freely in your own home for as long as possible. If you are finding it difficult to perform daily activities, a My Aged Care service provider can assist you to continue living independently in your own home.

Help at home varies from person to person. It may include assistance with weekly tasks, such as shopping, or daily tasks, such as cooking. It could even mean home nursing assistance in bathing, dressing and getting in and out of bed. A My Aged Care service provider might also assist with making changes to your home to increase your safety and mobility around the house.

How does My Aged Care work?

My Aged Care is funded by the Australian Government and operates by subsidising the price of home support services so that you can receive assistance in the comfort of your own home. What you pay is determined by your services and, in some instances, your financial position.

What kind of services are available?

Asking for help does not mean losing independence. In truth, with a little assistance from My Aged Care, you can live a more fulfilled life. Generally speaking, a My Aged Care service provider delivers three types of services. These are services that help you

stay healthy and independent, services that keep you secure at home and services

that allow you to engage with your community.

Services that help you stay healthy and independent

Services include:

  • Meal delivery and food preparation assistance to help you eat healthily and correctly.
  • Personal care services to assist you with your hygiene and grooming.
  • Home nursing services to help treat and monitor your medical conditions. 
  • Allied health services to maintain movement and mobility, such as occupational therapy and physiotherapy.
  • Specialised support services to assist people with a particular condition, for instance, poor vision or dementia. 

Services that keep you secure in your home

Services include:

  • Domestic aid to keep your living space clean and liveable.
  • House maintenance services, such as repairing uneven flooring, to maintain your home and keep your yard in good working order.
  • Home modification services, such as grab rails and ramps, to help improve or retain your ability to move around your home.
  • Goods, equipment, and assistive technology to aid with movement, communication, reading, and personal care.
  • People suffering from homelessness can also receive assistance in connecting to housing and care resources.

Services that allow you to engage with your community

Services include:

  • Transportation services to and from appointments and community events.
  • Sociable assistance programmes to help you stay social and involved in your community.

Direct Care Australia is a registered My Aged Care service provider, offering support for older people in South Australia. If you need any further assistance, contact Teresa Sandona or Kerrie Harding on 1300 122 730 or via email at to discuss the support you seek.

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